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CHF 100,000 for Rigi Tech

The jury of the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) has chosen to support the Vaud based startup Rigi Technologies (RigiTech) with a CHF 100’000 FIT Tech Seed loan. The young company develops a drone delivery technology that integrates with any existing supply chain.

CHF 100,000 for MOBBOT

The jury of the FIT chose to support the startup MOBBOT with a FIT Tech Seed loan of CHF 100’000. The young company, based in Fribourg, has developed a new 3D concrete printing technique for construction companies.

CHF 100,000 for Nectariss

The FIT Jury chose to support Nectariss with a CHF 100’000 FIT Tech seed loan. The startup develops sustainable food and novel natural flavors, in particular truffle flavors, for the food and luxury markets.

CHF 200,000 to digitize escape rooms

The jury of FIT Digital chose to support UltimEntertainment with a FIT Digital Growth loan of CHF 200’000. The Renens-based startup offers immersive escape rooms with a high-performance business model, based on digital technologies.

SamanTree Medical Raises CHF 9.5 Million to Assess the Margins in Cancer Surgery

SamanTree Medical, committed to reducing the need for cancer surgery re-operation particularly in breast surgery, announced today the successful closing of its CHF 9.5 million Series A financing. Proceeds will be used to commercialize the patented Histolog™ system, notably the recently CE mark Histolog™ Scanner v2, for enabling precise tumor removal at first surgery.

The FIT grants 2 FIT Digital supports to the Vaud startups KITRO (FIT Digital Seed of CHF 50’000) and Ouay (FIT Digital Grant of CHF 20’000)

KITRO and Ouay received financial support from FIT Digital. Launched in May 2018, the new FIT program aims to financially support entrepreneurs in the digital field, who are not necessarily attached to a university. In particular, it helps projects with an innovative business model that is based on digital technologies.

CHF 200’000 for Mirrakoi and Swiss Motion Technologies

The FIT Jury granted two new projects a CHF 100’000 FIT Tech seed loan each. The money will help the two startups accelerate their commercialization.

CHF 900’000 for SteriLux and Kido Dynamics

Western Switzerland startups SteriLux and Kido Dynamics convinced the jury of the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT). They each receive a FIT Tech Growth loan, of CHF 500’000 for SteriLux and of CHF 400’000 for Kido Dynamics, to accelerate their growth.

CHF 100’000 for KOMP-ACT

The FIT Jury chose to support KOMP-ACT, an EPFL spin-off, with a CHF 100’000 FIT Tech seed loan. Based at Le Garage in EPFL Innovation Park, KOMP-ACT develops unique electric actuators which are cost effective & compact size, up to 3 times smaller and more affordable than conventional electric actuators for the automation industry.

GEOSATIS and ARCATrust partnership

GEOSATIS SA and ARCATrust SA are proud to formally announce their strategic alliance. The partnership sets the foundation to enable the use of state-of-the art cryptographic technologies for the secure deployment and operations of IoT-based electronic monitoring solutions for the justice sector and beyond.

CHF 500’000 granted to SwissDeCode

The start-up based in Renens has convinced the jury of the Fondation pour l’Innovation Technologique (FIT). SwissDeCode has been granted a FIT Tech Growth loan worth CHF 500’000 to support its growth.

CHF 500’000 for Xsensio in Western Switzerland

Founded in 2014, Xsensio develops the Lab-on-SkinTM ultra-miniaturized sensing platform to extend the functionality of next-generation wearable devices with continuous monitoring of biochemical parameters on the skin’s surface to provide unique, real-time information about our health and well-being.

The FIT grants CHF 400’000 in total to 4 innovative western Switzerland projects

Lymphatica, Hempfy, Medusoil and Windshape are the four latest winners of the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) seed loan. Each startup receives CHF 100’000 to further develop their business.

The FIT grants it two first FIT Digital Growth loans (CHF 200’000) to the Vaud Startups Neho and Alaya

Neho and Alaya each obtained a loan of CHF 200’000 from FIT Digital, the new program launched by the FIT in May 2018. FIT Digital provides a financial help to entrepreneurs who are not necessarily connected to a university. In particular, the program helps innovating start-up projects with a strong growth potential, helping them to put the first development strategies in place. The FIT Digital Growth loan is the highest supporting model of the initiative (CHF 200’000).

TOP100 2018

Switzerland, champion of innovation

For the eighth time, the 100 best Swiss start-ups (TOP100_2018) were selected and listed in a ranking published by IFJ (Institut für Jungunternehmen) and PME Magazine. Among the companies selected, 18 are supported by the FIT.

Congratulations to BestMile, Lunaphore Technologies, Flyability, Gamaya, Nanolive, ScanTrust, CREAL3D, Insolight, Daphne Technology, Biowatch, Cellestia Biotech, Astrocast, Comphya, LiGenTec, OneVisage, Monito, Xsensio and Volumina Medical !